Friday, August 2, 2013

Vacation Time & A Winner!

Happy Friday Ya'll!!

I'm just a little excited today.   Why?  Well let's see....

1.  I have today off.

2.  I am finally getting re-fit on my bike 

3.  G & I head out to Lake Placid for our holidays tomorrow

4.  I've got a winner for my first ever giveaway!

Drumroll Please - courtesy of the greatest drummer on earth - Neil Peart.  Sorry, it's a *wee* bit long.

And the winner is: Laura R Muise  

Congrats Laura!  Email me your info at phaedrakennedy at sympatico dot ca and I'll make sure this gets out to you right away.

Thanks to everyone that entered!  I'm hoping to start hosting a few more giveaways in the coming months so stay tuned!  If you want to check the entries you can do so here.

Good thing I've got the day off today, I've got a million and one things to do and only a day to do them.  First off, my 3.5 hour bike fitting, some running around, then a long run and I somehow have to finish the laundry, clean out the fridge and finish packing.  There are two things I hate about going on vacation:  laundry and cleaning out the fridge.  Funnily enough they are the same two things I hate about coming BACK from vacation, ha. 

I'm really looking forward to going back to Lake Placid.  We haven't been back since we did Ironman in 2006.  I'm super excited to be heading back.  It's the perfect place to take an active vacation.  You can hike, you can ride, swim, kayak, run, you name it.  I can pretty much guarantee that we'll ride one loop of the Ironman course and I know we'll definitely be swimming in Mirror Lake.   I'm also thinking that I'd like to try and tackle the climb up Whiteface Mountain.  Apparently it's very similar to riding up l'Alpe d'Huez in terms of gradient (10% in some points!).  We drove up the mountain the last time we were there and my ears popped almost all the way up.  Getting up won't be easy but getting down will probably be much harder for me.  I'm SUCH a horrible descender, I may have to walk down.  I don't mind going fast in a straight line but thrown in some winding roads and I completely freak out.  I suppose this could be a good test of my mental fortitude.   We'll see.

Anyway, I must get this show on the road.  I'm not sure how much blogging I'll get done but I'll definitely be on Instagram so if you follow me, consider this a heads up:  there will be lots of pictures of trees, lakes, bike stuff, beer and coffee. 

Happy Friday! 


Paul Mora said...

Have a good vacation!

kelly4482 said...

So funny, I m on vacation and thought it was the first of Augusta just entered your contest, thunking I got in just before 11:59 EST. hahahaha.
Have a nice vacation (and forget which day it is)

Yo Momma Runs said...

For some reason, I am much less nervous running downhill. I always trip on uphill portions of my runs -- go figure. Have fun on your vacation!